March 23, 2012 29 Comments
The death of Trayvon Martin has brought all of the race baitors out of the woodwork. Martin died when a self appointed neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, shot him. Zimmerman hasn’t been arrested, the death was apparently determined to be an act of self defense. Race baitors have suggested otherwise, painting Zimmerman as a racist who sought out and killed Martin because he’s black. Zimmerman in the media has been portrayed as white, which has turned this situation into a massive racial free for all.
There’s only one problem. George Zimmerman isn’t white. Zimmerman is a Spanish speaking Hispanic from a multiracial family. That of course doesn’t mean he can’t be an anti-black racist, he may very well be. But it changes the racial undertones of this situation. Of course the media continues to portray Zimmerman as white and race baitors in the black community continue to as well. Their purpose is to portray America as a racist nation where blacks have to fear for their lives at the hands of wicked, racist whites. Reporting that Zimmerman is in fact Hispanic and likely multiracial destroys the narrative.
And what a narrative it is. We have high school students storming out of class because Zimmerman hasn’t been charged. Never mind that they don’t have all the information because the investigation is still going on. The students are of course being egged on by their leftist teachers. Al Sharpton is in Florida threatening violence. Louis Farrakhan is threatening retaliation, presumably against white people even though the shooter isn’t white. MSNBC host Karen Finney blamed Martin’s death on Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Not to be out done President Obama tried to personalize the whole situation by claiming that Martin would have looked just like him.
In short, all the leftists are out in force on this one local incident. Why is that? Because they have a political reason for doing this, they’re trying demonize whites and they’re subtly suggesting that voting against Obama is equal to racism. Their whole narrative, which is that whites hate blacks, is destroyed with the fact that Zimmerman isn’t white. When we look at the black leadership’s reaction, it’s nothing short of outrageous. Sharpton and Farrakhan both threatened violence over this death. Obama absurdly tried to personalize it, even though just like the Prof. Louis Gates situation he doesn’t know all the facts. None of us do.
It may very well be that this death wasn’t an act of self defense and thus wasn’t justified. It may be that Zimmerman, if he isn’t a racist at least has anti-black tendencies. It would be odd considering he allegedly has black family members, but anything is possible. A Grand Jury is set to hear this case in April, the facts will come out then. But until then, turning this situation into a giant attack on white people by jumping to conclusions is nothing short of outrageous. Of course when Al Sharpton is involved anything short of outrageous would be shocking.
Everyone needs to calm down and let the Grand Jury do its job. We need to have faith in our legal system. To venture a guess, a Grand Jury won’t indict Zimmerman with first degree murder because absent evidence we don’t know of yet there doesn’t appear to be the necessary intent. But they could indict him with second degree murder or manslaughter. Or perhaps evidence will show that Martin was up to no good and threatened Zimmerman which then justified the shooting. But we have to let the legal process work its way out rather than jumping to conclusions, accusing whites of collective racism, threatening violence and retaliation.